Parent and Baby Screening: 20th Century Women (15)
29 May 2017
Annette Bening gives an extraordinary performance in director Mike Mills's Californian coming-of-age tale.
Single mother Dorothea (Benning) enlists two other women to help her raise her teenage son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann). There’s Abbie (Greta Gerwig), her lodger, the photographer who has returned from New York with a new wave haircut and punk cynicism. And there’s Julie (Elle Fanning),
Jamie’s childhood best friend, apparently oblivious to the fact that
he’s besotted with her. Together, they muddle through helping Jamie on
his quest towards adulthood.
Told in scrapbook style, it’s Mike Mills’s ode to the women that raised him, full of late 70s cool.
US 2017 Dir Mike Mills 119 min